The following information was released by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association: By Jill W. Tallman AOPA and California pilots are speaking out against a developers unsolicited plan to close the Oceano County Airport in Grover Beach...

Reece served from 1943 until the program ended in 1944. During that time, she was based at Enid Army Air Field in Oklahoma, Foster Army Air Field, Harlingen Army Air Field, and Laredo Army Air Base, all in Texas, where she flew the AT-6, PT-17, BT-13, and B-26. After the war ended, she became a teacher, and is also a missionary.

Reece remains an active member of Californias aviation community. She is a member of the Antelope Valley chapter of the Ninety-Nines (the International Association of Women Pilots) and teaches aviation ground school.

You can follow Flora Belle Reeces example by speaking up about GA issues in your community. AOPA President Craig Fuller has dubbed 2010 the year of engagement, challenging AOPA members to meet the challenges that lie ahead of us. Find more ideas on how to get engaged in aviation on AOPA Online.

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